Full Tilt Poker unveils ANZPT team

Full Tilt Poker unveils ANZPT team

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Less than a week after announcing its quartet of ambassadors for the current edition of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), Full Tilt Poker has unveiled its team of sponsored pros for the Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT).

The sixth and final stop of this year’s ANZPT kicked off yesterday from Queenstown, New Zealand, with Jono Karamalikis, Liam O’Rourke and Tim Grigg taking to the felt as ambassadors for Full Tilt Poker.

The Isle of Man-licensed domain also has players representing it at the Brazil Series Of Poker (BSOP) and the Eureka Poker Tour with the latest trio of local talent tasked with promoting Full Tilt Poker online and off at events around the Pacific.

As their first act of duty, the new Full Tilt Poker-sponsored team will be doing their best to fend off the masses in the NZD$3,000 buy-in main event of the ANZPT Queenstown Snowfest taking place inside the SkyCity Queenstown Casino, although this has been made slightly tougher by having a ‘free drinks’ bounty placed on their heads.

“Our ANZPT ambassadors represent everything Full Tilt Poker stands for,” said Dustin Iannotti, Pro, Celebrity and VIP Marketing Senior Manager for Full Tilt Poker.

”They are talented players with a passion for constantly improving their skill set, supporting grassroots poker and spreading the word about the game.”

Karamalikis is known online as ‘xMONSTERxDONGx’ and has earned a fearsome reputation at the felt courtesy of over $6 million in career winnings. His most notable achievement in the live arena was winning the Asia Championship of Poker High-Roller event back in 2012 for $480,000 while he’s so far banked more the $4 million online.

For his part, O’Rourke has been a regular on various tours since turning 18 and he managed to claim second place in last year’s ANZPT Sydney main event for $156,426. Away from the live arena he’s known online as ‘MON3Y$HOT’ and has so far pocketed almost $2 million.

Finally, Grigg spent six years in the world of academia before deciding to play poker professionally. The Australian has so far earned over $2.7 million online while additionally taking down a string of six-figure land-based cashes including third place at the 2012 ANZPT Melbourne main event.

Tags: Full Tilt Poker, ANZPT, Jono Karamalikis, Liam O’Rourke, Tim Grigg, Brazil Series Of Poker, Eureka Poker Tour, Queenstown, New Zealand, Snowfest, SkyCity, Dustin Iannotti